Jackie here. I weighed 10.12 in December 2013, since when I have had hip and two total knee replacements which has led to a weight gain of 3 stone!!! The surgeries themselves did not do the damage, it was the comfort eating, boredom and depression. I need to lose 2 stone (not the whole 3) and am finding it really difficult to actually start. I know the first step is the hardest, but THIS hard? I am retired and spend a great deal of time reading. Vigorous exercise is not an option due to the legs being not what they should be any more. O happy dancing days.